It's amazing how people automatically call "disorder". If he's 18, then maybe he's normal.You know how many kids acy that way towards their parents?If he was in his 20's, I might agree, but there are to many teenagers being "diagnosed" with this and that these days. Maybe he needs an attitide adjustment.Where's his dad?Have you ever disciplined him, and I mean more than a "time out".Children, and if he acts like a child then he is a child, need structure and discipline. A child that acts out is either mad about something, or is alone and wants attention.As a former Marine and a person diagnosed twice with ADHD, I know the difference.Someone with a disorder like ADHD/ADD doesn't have to be angry..Im not.But, i get very impatient, drive fast, never listen to the same song for more than 30 seconds, always flipping through channels and books, always asking questions about irrelevant things because i'm always thinking of 1000's of questions-that's how people knew I had ADHD.DO NOT say a child has a "disorder" simply because you cannot control them or because they don't like you. Give him a reason to be mad and see what happens. Take away something valuable and see if he calms down.Then you will be able to tell if it's an act, or somethng serious. If you praise him and he still acts an ***, that's just teaching bad behavior.Even dogs are trained that way.
Great post jarhead I echo all you said great input and help..